fredag 27. januar 2017

CROP Poverty Brief: – Fiscal systems should not make the poor net payers

Based on the results of a study applying comparable fiscal incidence analysis to twenty-eight low and middle income countries, Prof. Nora Lustig (Tulane University, USA) argue that:

  • Governments should design their tax and transfers system so that the poor do not end up as net payers.
  • Efficient regressive taxes when combined with well-targeted transfers can result in a net fiscal system that is equalizing.
  • To assess the impact of the fiscal system on people's standard of living, the effect of taxation and spending must be measured not only on inequality but also on poverty. 
  Dowload the CROP Brief here